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Suzhou Garden Museum

No.202 Yangyu Alley, Pingjiang District, Suzhou 215002, China
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Ranked #25 of 200 Attractions in Suzhou
Type: Museums
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Shanghai, China
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33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was nice museum in the middle of the oldtown Suzhou. Liked that it gave quite much insight to the history of gardens in Suzhou/China and also had good information for the main gardens nowadays available. Good place to visit when planning visits to actual gardens & the Humble administrator's garden is right next door. Allmost all signage / information... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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88 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It´s a modern museum building and the garden here is very nice, but the collections inside are not so interesting. It was fine to see it just once.

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Suzhou Jiangsu China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I thought this museum was pretty cool! I wouldn't recommend going if you are only in Suzhou for a short period of time though, because Suzhou has so much more to offer.

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Daocheng County, China
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Suzhou Gardens are chinese culture treasure.They are most of private garden, small ,but beautiful.It is like the poetry, small bridge, flew water, house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

If this was the silk museum and factory, it was one of the high points of the trip, at least on a learning basis. Arrived when it had just opened and it wasn't "overloaded" with "Golden Week" tourists.

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Suzhou, China.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

This museum is just a little underdone but it does reveal that there were over 100 gardens in Suzhou - not just the 6 or so now available. The question is - where are they? Occupied by government/party grandees?

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Had dinner in the restuarant above the museum on our first night in Suzhou. Private dining room with out own private bath and sitting area. Food was superb and soooo much of it. What an experience.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

I visited the Garden museum after spending a couple hours outside in the "real" garden (see separate review) and found the indoor museum to be the perfect academic addition to the entire collection of Classical Chinese gardens I saw during my time in Suzhou. The Garden museum starts off with several introductory rooms that explain basic concepts of Chinese gardening,... More

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